The property was chosen by the family matriarch in the early 1950s for its location along some of the best tidal pools in Puako, where children can swim, fish and play, protected by a perimeter of ancient lava flows. The adjacent “Big Rock” rises above the pools, setting the stage for social gatherings and sunset watching. Turtles come to call daily, feeding on the seaweed at the Big Rock’s edge. In the winter, humpback whales pass by, 100-plus yards offshore, cavorting with their young. With the constant sea breezes, the rustling coconut palms and waves provide a natural rhythm of music to this idyllic setting.

Recently remodeled and upgraded, the two-story home offers the perfect blend of modern conveniences with old-Hawaii charm, complete with family photos on the walls. A large open lanai runs along the entire length of the ocean-side of the house, facing a lawn sloping down to the sand and tide pools. The lanai has a dining area and a separate sitting area. The downstairs living room, with its wide sliding glass doors, boasts spectacular ocean views, as does the fully-furnished and updated kitchen. The living room has a dining area, a queen-sized bed or large couch, a rattan couch and two chairs, a television, and two stools and counter overlooking the kitchen. A full bath off the living room includes a separate door to the outside.

The second floor features two bedrooms with ocean views and high ceilings. The large master bedroom has a king-sized bed and a ceiling fan. The second bedroom includes two twin beds. A large covered lanai runs the length of the upstairs, joined to the bedrooms by sliding glass doors. Two bathrooms showcase large showers, with a window from the master shower looking out to the sea.

Outside, a separate barbecue area, tucked into one of the coconut groves, is perfect for sunset cocktails or evening dining. The edges of the property are embraced by naupaka, a native shrub, providing a tropical privacy, except for an open and broad access to the shore. On the lawn, guests can relax on chaise lounges looking out to the island of Maui, or daydream in the hammock, slung between two tall palms and just coconut’s throw from the water.

For questions or to book this property, contact us at 808-882-1366


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  • Fully equipped with dishes, pots and pans, utensils
  • Electric stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher

Living Area:

  • Carpeted living room
  • Dining area
  • Large open couch/extra bed
  • Rattan couch and two chairs
  • Television
  • Wireless internet


  • Two bedrooms and bathrooms
  • King size bed
  • Two twin beds
  • Chairs and low table
  • Dresser
  • Carpet
  • Large open hallway with family pictures

Out of Doors

  • Oceanfront property with lush landscaping
  • Large spreading banyan tree and over 35 coconut palms
  • Separate patio with dining area
  • Gas barbecue

Any questions? Call us at 808-882-1366